Ten pieces of classical music – some short, some selected extracts of longer works – have been chosen to represent a range of western classical music and provide good entry points into it. Children will be introduced to the works through a specially made film that uses a mix of live action and animation that will be screened in UK cinemas in October 2014.
Ivan Hewett admires the canny selection of classical pieces for schoolchildren to listen to.
“I always think music and sport are the two great things many people can understand without any need to really speak the language,” he [Domingo] said.
Einst wollte Nikolaj Znaider unbedingt Weltmeister werden, heute philosophiert der Geiger und Dirigent lieber über den lebenslangen Tanz mit dem Repertoire
Zwei frühsommerliche Klassik-Festivals in Berlin und Brandenburg haben ihren Auftakt gegeben: „Infektion!“ an der Staatsoper und die Potsdamer Musikfestspiele.
The New York TImes
Professionals committed to a Wagner festival in Connecticut with digital samples of music pulled out, leading to postponement.
The New York Times
The Metropolitan Opera, in the middle of labor talks with its unions, reports that its general manager, Peter Gelb, earned a total of $1.8 million in pay and benefits in 2012, and has since taken a pay cut.
Chicago Business Journal
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra today said it received two contributions totaling $32 million. The two gifts are the largest in the 123-year history of what is considered one of the world’s greatest orchestras.
El gigantismo acaba con el gran revulsivo de la ópera del Mediterráneo
Drum Works performing the tenth piece, Anna Meredith’s Connect It for Body Percussion
Photo: Guy Levy /BBC